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Frederick Law Olmsted’s “picturesque” style is seen in step and broken terrain, planted thickly with ground covers, shrubs, vines and creepers to achieve an effect of profusion and mystery.

Monthly Archives: April 2014

News: Volunteers Spring into Action!

April 23, 2014

Olmsted Parks Conservancy would like to thank all the individuals and groups who came out to help during the Mayor’s Week of Service, and in celebration of Arbor Day and Earth Day 2014! Individual volunteers and groups from University of Louisville, Power Creative, Cherokee Triangle Association, Heine Brothers’, Humana, Louisville Islamic Center, BSA Pack 30, more >

News: Now on Exhibit: Park Paintings

April 16, 2014

The Plein Air Painters of Kentucky, founded in 1998 by Jane Morgan, consists of a group of artists who paint area landscapes, streetscapes, historic areas, and waterways in the Kentuckiana region. Over the last year, these artists have been painting the picturesque Olmsted Parks of Louisville. The French term “en plein air” means “in open more >

News: Plant ID Stroll with Patricia Haragan

April 10, 2014

Join botanist and author Patricia Haragan as she leads plant identification strolls through Louisville’s Olmsted Parks and Beargrass Creek State Nature Preserve. Explore with Patricia, author of the book The Olmsted Parks of Louisville: A botanical field guide, as she points out the characteristics of a variety of plants and discusses the history and folklore more >

News: Keri and Brendan Kennedy

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April 03, 2014

For Keri and Brendan Kennedy, a young professional couple who love being outdoors and feel a strong civic commitment to their city, volunteering in the Frederick Law Olmsted Parks in a perfect fit. Almost every Saturday morning you can find these two working in an Olmsted Park. Keri, who works for Republic National Distributing Company, more >